Department of Recreation and Wellness
Kids Camp Links
Community, Youth and Family
Kids Camp Programming
Camps are administered by dedicated Recreation and Wellness professionals and BGSU graduate and undergraduate students with special training in safety, human relations, and interpersonal skills with children. All staff maintain CPR for the Professional Rescuer with AED and First Aid certification and pass mandatory background screenings prior to employment.
Due to the Student Recreation Center renovation, some facility areas are not available for spring break or summer programming. Other activities are being planned in their absence. All activities back on line post renovation.
Swim time, offered daily in the fully guarded Cooper and Andrews Pools, is free play time during which formal lessons are not conducted. Participants requiring direct water assistance must note such on the Health History Form.
- Rock Climbing*
Belay-certified instructors support campers through both the physical and psychological challenges of the BGSU Climbing Wall.
- Team Building
Group activities are designed to promote and encourage leadership development.
- Fitness and Wellness
Fun and exciting activities are specially tailored to the age and skill level of campers.
- Arts and Crafts
Creative and fine art skills are encouraged through the completion of a variety of simple and long-term projects.
Games and activities appropriate for each age group are facilitated by counselors and are focused on physical skills and friendly competition.
- Field Trips/Special Events
Activities are planned weekly throughout BGSU and Bowling Green and most trips are within walking distance; transportation is provided when needed.
Campers are taught the basic fundamentals of the game including grip, stroke, and swing. Clubs are provided, but campers may bring own set.
*These activities tentatively offered as an instructional component during Summer Kids Camp at an additional cost.
What to Bring - Label All Belongings
- Wear comfortable clothing (shorts, athletic shoes, t-shirt) appropriate to the forecasted weather
- Swimsuit and towel
- Backpack (one that holds all camper’s items)
- Water bottle
- Change of clothes (accidents happen!)
- Plastic bag (for a wet swimsuit)
- Lunch (food items, drink, utensils if needed, etc.)
What Not to Bring
- Cell phone/iPod/Other electronics
- Gum or candy
- Valuable items that could be lost, stolen, or broken
If these items are brought to camp, this is an accepted risk.